retrolental fibroplasia

retrolental fibroplasia n RETINOPATHY OF PREMATURITY

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(RLF) retinopathy of prematurity.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • retrolental fibroplasia — /rɛtrəˌlɛntl faɪbrəˈpleɪziə/ (say retruh.lentl fuybruh playzeeuh) noun the formation of fibrous tissue behind the lens of the eye due to the administration of too high concentrations of oxygen to premature babies, causing blindness. {retrolental… …   Australian English dictionary

  • retrolental fibroplasia — see fibroplasia …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • retrolental fibroplasia — Pathol. an unusual eye disease occurring in premature infants, usually from being given high concentrations of oxygen, which causes abnormal formation of fibrous tissue behind the lens and often results in blindness. [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • retrolental fibroplasia — noun : a disease of the retina in premature infants of low birth weight characterized by the presence of an opaque fibrous membrane behind the lens of the eye …   Useful english dictionary

  • Фиброплазия Ретролентальная (Retrolental Fibroplasia) — см. Фиброплазия. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • fibroplasia retrolental — f. oftalm. Formación de tejido fibroso detrás del cristalino. Afecta a niños prematuros y conduce a la ceguera parcial o total. Medical Dictionary. 2011 …   Diccionario médico

  • fibroplasia — Production of fibrous tissue, usually implying an abnormal increase of nonneoplastic fibrous tissue. [fibro + G. plasis, a molding] retrolental f. SYN: retinopathy of prematurity. * * * fi·bro·pla·sia .fī brə plā …   Medical dictionary

  • fibroplasia retrolental — Eng. Retrolental fibroplasia Ver retinopatía del prematuro …   Diccionario de oftalmología

  • fibroplasia — noun The generation of fibrous tissue. The important relationship between arterial blood oxygen (PO), the respiratory distress syndrome, and retrolental fibroplasia is now well established. See Also: dysplasia, fibrodysplasia …   Wiktionary

  • fibroplasia — n. the production of fibrous tissue, occurring normally during the healing of wounds. Retrolental fibroplasia is the abnormal proliferation of fibrous tissue immediately behind the lens of the eye, leading to blindness. It is most commonly seen… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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